Pro Kabaddi League action moves to Ahmedabad as home team Gujarat Fortunegiants take on U Mumba at The Arena.
In their last fixtures, U Mumba defeated Dabang Delhi 36-22 in Nagpur; while the Gujarat Fortunegiants lost by a heavy margin against the Haryana Steelers.
The home team will look to turn a new leaf at their turf as they prepare for a tough fixture and a hectic leg.
Gujarat Fortunegiants have had mixed fortunes in the tournament so far. Their captain and major raider, Sukesh Hegde has struggled to get going. The defense has the ever-reliable Fazel Atracheli, who has countryman Abozar Mighani in support alongside Manoj Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal. The raiding department will need to step up as Sukesh will count on the support of Rakesh Narwal, Mahendra Rajput and Sachin Kumar.
U Mumba, on the other hand boast of one of the strongest raiding unit in the league – Anup Kumar, Kashiling Adake and Shabeer Bapu. Anup Kumar and Shabeer Bapu were in top form against Delhi as they got U Mumba out of tricky situations with their calm heads. They only need one or two of them to get going to pile on the points against Gujarat. The Mumbai defense was thought to be their weak point but they stepped up; and showed their competence against the Dabang Delhi side. Joginder Narwal, D. Suresh Kumar, Kuldeep Singh and Surinder Singh will man the defense line for U Mumba.
Gujarat Fortunegiants vs U Mumba Starting 7
Gujarat Fortunegiants – Sukesh Hegde (c), Fazel Atracheli, Abozar Mighani, Mahendra Rajput, Rakesh Narwal, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal
U Mumba – Anup Kumar (c), Shabeer Bapu, Kashiling Adake, D. Suresh Kumar, Joginder Narwal, Kuldeep Singh, Surinder Singh